It's another Manning-Brady Bowl after the New England Patriots dispatched the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday and the Denver Broncos squeezed out a victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. With help from our friends at BookMaker, we have the early betting lines and over/under for the AFC Championship game.
The Patriots are opening as three-point favorites on the road in the AFC Championship game. The over/under is more interesting seeing as how the oddsmakers only expect it to be a 44-point total with both potentially explosive offenses on the field next week.
Perhaps the final Brady-Manning matchup we’ll ever see, and it will produce an abundance of betting action. At the end of the day, the wagering world hasn’t believed in the Broncos at all this year while the Patriots remain a public darling. New England deserves to be the favorite, and don’t be surprised to see this spread escalate on that side.
They make a great point about the extra betting action given that Peyton Manning is getting ever closer to that retirement age. Even Tom Brady might not be around too much longer as he would be 39 next season, only a year younger than Manning.